Director Mary O’Dea
Mary O’Dea is an artist that works in the medium of print, mixed media and installation. Having worked as a Production Engineer for a number of years she returned to college and received a BA in Fine Art from Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology. She has exhibited nationally and internationally and her work features in both public and private collections including the OPW, Limerick University Hospital and in the University of Limerick’s National Self Portrait Collection of Ireland. She currently teaches on the Professional Master of Education in Art and Design with Digital Media course in the Limerick School of Art & Design.
Her work focuses on the landscape, both architectural and natural. Following a residency in Aviles, Spain, the artist is concentrating on creating installations in the landscape using found objects and textiles, e.g. Influence I and II, in the National Self Portrait Collection at University of Limerick.
Director Suzannah O’Reilly
Suzannah O’ Reilly is a practicing Artist, Printmaker, Fine Art Lecturer and Curator. She is co-founder and Director of Parallel Editions, a Fine Art Publishing House in Limerick, producing limited editions, prints and books for individual artists, institutes and corporate clients on commission and on a collaborative basis. Suzannah currently teaches printmaking in the Limerick School of Art & Design.
Suzannah has participated in print specific projects with Limerick Printmakers, Cork Printmakers, The Source Gallery Thurles, Co. Tipperary and Factoria Culture Aviles, Austurias in Spain. She was involved in the Apprentice Master project in 2015 in Conjunction with LSAD and Kunstpodium T, Netherlands with the role of Master printer and Mentor to four European students. In 2014 she coordinated and curated a group project by the Limerick printmakers members titled Plan A & Plan B. The body of work was exhibited in several locations nationally before being purchased by the OPW and subsequently being invited to appear at the Impact Print Conference in 2015.
Her work can be found in both private and public collections such as OPW, RTE, UL, Limerick City Gallery, Limerick County Council.